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Mial, Stallings win commissioners' race; Rowe, Harrison are nominees for sheriff

Posted on May 18, 2022

Updated on May 22, 2022

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Melissa and Joe Warner wrangle their family for a photo after voting at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17.

Gary Band | The Wake Weekly

Melissa and Joe Warner wrangle their family for a photo after voting at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17.

Gracie and Amy Brown promote the candidacy of Fred Von Canon for N.C House District 35 at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17. Von Canon won the race with 79.47% of the vote. He'll face Democratic incumbent Terence Everitt in the November election.

Gary Band | The Wake Weekly

Gracie and Amy Brown promote the candidacy of Fred Von Canon for N.C House District 35 at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17. Von Canon won the race with 79.47% of the vote. He'll face Democratic incumbent Terence Everitt in the November election.

Melissa and Joe Warner wrangle their family for a photo after voting at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17.

Gary Band | The Wake Weekly

Melissa and Joe Warner wrangle their family for a photo after voting at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17.

Melissa and Joe Warner wrangle their family for a photo after voting at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17.
Gracie and Amy Brown promote the candidacy of Fred Von Canon for N.C House District 35 at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17. Von Canon won the race with 79.47% of the vote. He'll face Democratic incumbent Terence Everitt in the November election.

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RALEIGH — With the unofficial results in from the May 17 primary election, two seats on the Wake County Board of Commissioners have been filled and the race for Wake County Sheriff has been decided. 
In the nonpartisan commissioner’s race for District 1, Donald Mial won the seat after receiving 46,484 votes, or 55.69% of those cast. Shaun Pollenz received 36,988 votes, or 44.31%. In the District 3 contest, Sheryl Stallings won her seat with 30,948 votes, or 37.08%. Cynthia (Cindy) Sinkez received 26,314 votes, or 31.53%. Lisa Mead received 26,199 votes, or 31.39%.
Wake County sheriff
In the race for Wake County sheriff, Democrat Willie Rowe received 25,480 votes, or 29.45%. He will face Republican Donnie Harrison, who received 50,320 votes, or 80% of the votes cast.
On the Democratic side, Sheriff Gerald Baker received 20,860 votes, or 24.11%. Cedric Herring received 14,095 votes, or 16.29%. Roy Taylor received 13,595 votes, or 15.71%. Tommy Matthews received 4,507 votes, or 5.21%.
On the Republican side, Tivon Howard received 7,520 votes, or 11.96% to David Blackwelder’s 5,060 votes, or 8.04%. 
U.S. Senate (Democrat)
Wake County voted overwhelmingly to nominate Cheri Beasley in the Democratic race for U.S. Senate. Beasley received 75,600 Wake County votes, or 85.28%. Alyssia Rose-Katherine Hammond and James L. Carr came in at a distant second and third with 2,708 and 2,125 votes respectively.
Beasley received 497,381 votes statewide, or 81.12%
U.S. Senate (Republican)
With 55.63% percent of the vote, Wake County cast 35,510 votes for Tedd Budd in the Republican race for U.S. Senate race. Pat McCrory finished second with 17,219 votes.
Budd received 445,343 votes statewide, or 58.63%. 
Beasley and Budd will square off in the November election.
U.S. House District 2 (Republican)
Wake County voted for Christine E. Villaverde to be the nominee for U.S. House District 2. Villaverde received 19,538 votes, or 55.16% of those cast in the Republican race. Mahesh (Max) Ganorkar finished second with 9,069 votes. Villaverde will face Democratic incumbent Deborah Ross in the November election. 
U.S. House District 13 (Democrat)
Wake County selected Wiley Nickel as the Democratic nominee for the November election. Nickel received 15,138 votes, or 51.51%. Sam Searcy finished second with 7,973 votes.
U.S. House District 13 (Democrat)
Wake County cast 8,028 votes for Bo Hines, who won the nomination with 32.72% of Republican votes. Kelly Daughtry came in second with 4,383 votes, or 17.86%. Nickel and Hines will face off in the November election. 
Election results are not final until the Wake County Board of Elections office completes the voting canvas on May 27. For a complete list of race results, visit the Wake County Board of Elections website at www.wakegov.com/departments-government/board-elections.

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